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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESd/y, may 22, 1918 im LETHBUIDGE DAILY HERALD page five GES ARE MADE IN A. B. Copp Charges Fraud In Elections In the West OHiuvii, May 22.-UoHUmliiB hin y lipuiiuli (l(?alliiK Willi tlic tiikliiK "f tho ovi!i'MGi\ii HoUlirM'K' voli! lit lUo iil'tor-11(1011 .Mi.'.s.sloii, Mr. A. II. Copi) ilcclarod; cil llmt. nil liivoHllKatlon alioulil bo , lu.'lil into IIk; voles of soldldra iiollre direcded and liractlced by respuiisildo off lexers of His Majesty's Canadian forces operating with deputy presiding officers and jioll clerks apiminted under the nulh- oWly of tho crown. "That military doctors were officially advised how to fill In form i! on tliu back of tho oiivolopoa cnntuining their ballots In order Buct'ossfuliy and fraiidulontly to place their votce in coi'i.slitiieiicles other than their own in whi(di they were leguUy entitled to vote. Fraudulent Votes "That ovidonco will bo submitted by me to a toninilsslon of inquiry ostab-lishliiE the fact that there was an organization to transfer a large fraudulent vote to certain selected constituencies In order to overcome the legl-liiiiate vote df the said electoral districts. . "That in certain of tho said con-Htltuentdes a fraudulent soldier's vote was polled largely in excess of tho legitimate military franchise. "That througliout tlie camps in Oreat Ilrllaln the answers to ques-tious in 'form B" on tho lia(dc of the ballot envelopes were tilled in by commissioned officers and non-commissioned oftioers outside tho polling booths Instead of being filled In by tho military electors or presiding officers inside the polling booths and Ibo said enveloiies wore given to the officials rocordinR tlie votes without the said questions being addronscfl to the said voters by tho presiding officers. "That opposition Bcrutlneera were prevented from attending certain polling booths while the military vote was being recorded. "That the representalivo of the op-VosKlon \va8 forcibly removed from a imlling booth and arrested and confined in a camp prison during tho period when a Ulrge fraudulent vote was being recorded in the same polling booth. "That ballot envelopes partially ONLY lEDIGIIE Extraordinary Success wdicti "Fruit-a-tives" Has Achieved One roii.son wlij' "J-Yuit-a-tivcs" Is so cxlrnonlinarily uucacs.sful In giving relief to tlioso auKering with Co)t.s/if>alio>i, '/'orfiii/ /./'?'',///(//cc.t-til))!, C/iroiiir Jlciulachcs, Nrurali^ia, Kiiincy niul ISIndJer 'J'roiilrlcs, J\/>fiti�al:r.ti!, fain in the Jlac/:, I'.izcma aiui otiicr Skin All'cction.s, is, it is the only medicine in tin; world made from fruit juices. It Is composed of the lUcOiciQal principles found in apples, oranges, Jig.s anil prunes, together with tlio nervo tonics and antiseptics of proven repute. 50c. a box, (i for$2.J)0, trial size 2Gc. At, all dealers or sent postpaid by Fruit-a-tivcs Limited, Ottawa, filled In, signed and sealed by the deputy presiding officer, and each containing a ballot niarkeil in favor of the government were in circulation with the blank sjiace left open for the insertion of the name of a military voter as a means of facilitating the perpetration of the frauds. "That military electors were canvassed by -.superior officers in direct contravention of tho King's regulations and orders and wctc directed how they should mark their ballots. "That millfnry electors in non-combatant regiments were threatened with transfer to fighting line regiments if they did n.ot mark their ballots for' the Onvcrnment in the pres euce of and In tho inaiinfr prciscrlh-ed by the deputy pri^-^iding officer. "That military electors who at first refused to vote as they wimc directed hilt afterwards did so aiidcr ioin))ul-sinn. were, neverthch'icmovi^d to regiments proceeding to the fighting line. I "That military olcctruH w^m-c not afforded J'acllUlcH of the xrop.M- ohxcr- ' vanco faf the Hdcrocy of liic liallot a,-: j provided by suction !i. sali-HCictlou K ! of tho Military Voters' .Aci. ' "That scrutineers .�iiii�)iiiicd on be-! half of the (iovornnii'iil were Vswon) In as scrutlnoerH for ilic npposiilon by : the deputy prcsldi;!!,' iill'icT in poll , lag booths wiiere c'\i"iilvi> fraud;; were practiced owlni; m ilie Opposition not'fittvlng a imiKi n.'pro-' sentallvn tberuln. '"I'hat election caiup;ii�-ii literalnroj Ihiit waS" disbonost anil unlnilbfui was distributed among ihi- niililiiry ! electors with the an'li'uiiy and by llio \ direction of Lord IIimvi-rlnooke audi that tho said Lord licMvri-lu-nokc \v;is ' an acllve particdpn'nl in ili'- licrin lie--fore Mnontloncd franiluliui practices.' Charge Against Lord Brool ji(,xlcau girl, .fuaait;i, svpo. ihrongli a '' "' ' ruse, gets .-Vrtbur P.oyce'.; fiancee, Clare Nelson (i'^ranctfi Hnruhaiu.) lo break off he/- eiigagcmiMii. When .luanlia sees tlint slu- lamioi make af- hoxes or bags whicli Unis appeared to have been fraudulently lampered with were contrary to tlie provisions of the election act, allocalcn and (-minted in _ tho United Kingdom ;o the number of, noyce" i.Uan tiaie i "love hu'r, her' l.'3,000 votes under inslrm-t ions from [ the assistant clerk of crown in clian- -eery. j "That several tiuiu.saiid liallot en-j velopes wore rriur.luicntly endorsed ; and the votes alloiaii'il to cDiistiluen-1 fectlon turns into hatred. AT THE EMPRES.S Having esiablislicd lii;iiseli' iiig skyward, ami I In- mind In a frame Unit all's riglii wiih the world. One 111' the many .'cnsiitiuns of lliip c.\tra-ordiiiary siu'i-i:\l U the play dix sn'l i'lid with till' piTHi-nl. Willi the Insi r','1-1 it goo.-; ;\'riiv(:ly inlu thi' fiil-arc, (crniln;il"s ihc world v.':ir anil Piri't^: out dc-;,.i'ris .=.{> much lo every-hiidy's liking iliiii no one should mi;-^;; hcliig prcHcn! for the oci-a.^iim; if it is Hilly in vi-iiinuiry pli-tiirc; form. AT STARLAND Wilinni .S. 11,'irt photoplays of the sort Thomas 11. lace is niiiking for Arlci-att alwa\'.s can he depciuled upon lo jiriiviilc Lni enierlainment in wliicli the elemi'iils nL' rdinaiicc anil adveiidire .ire fi)reiiii)..d. In bis ncw-c.-;t screen cffiirt. '"rho Silcm ^Mau," :diown at the Slarlaiid on \\'edlie;-til:iy and Thnrsitay admirers of this fon-iiiost deiine:iTor of western cliarac-leis will find hiiM in a setting affording rich oiiporl iinity tor the display id his exceidioiiiil lalcnt. , "The yili'til .Miiii" reveals Ifarl in tl'ie character n'l' a niiuer wlio hii.-; strucli "pay diii " and who luiri (inwc i'lnlo ;i small lionler lov.n lor the purpose of regii-iiering his cluiiu. sented al Ihe .Majestic on Thursday and l-'riday nights thi.s week, wilh a, ;;ji''cial nnitiiiee on v , ,ihiv (Victoria Hay) by a capable cast and with a. uiognifii-ent scenic jiroduction. The al inosplicrc of Ihe famous i'acific Is-i;mds is ai-cenlnated by Iho appoar-aiK e -A ;i number of leal Hawaii�n.>-- tn I heir luilivo songs and hulp. dances ai-romiKinii'il by i>-"ii"- and iikelele. The slory is one of superstition, intrigue and romance and the Interest i.-'�" made the iiawaiian islands faniotis throughout the world. TWENTY BRANCH STORES Happy, Frolicsome, Contented Children enjoying the most wholesome and elevating pastime of youthi such as only the Victi-ola can give. Music is the most valuable of all amusement for children -it is a safeguai-d to their habits. If your children are not enjoying these benefits, come in and let us explain how easily you can own a Victrola. Hear some of these enticing Victor Records for children. HAWAIIAN GUITAR SOLOS AND DUETS Aloha Oel and The ftosary, .N"o. 3 7,S0:J. Cunha Medley and Ilula Medley, No. 1777-1. Everybody Hula and Yaddie Kaddie Kiddio KartdieKoo, No. l.S34n. Hawaiian I-iula Medley and Song to Hawaii, -No. 180(iil. � - Honolulu ^laich and Kohala March, Xo, 17710. J'iiii Carnation and Jtlnui Aloha, No. 18087. My nird of Paradise and Ivuwalhau Waltz. No. 17S!12. VOCAL QUINTETTES Aloha Oe and ICu Home. No. OalMS. . One-Tw'o-Threo-Four and My Honolulu Girl, No. CS.'M-l. Tomi Tomi and JNIaipoinaoeiau, No,- 65340. ^ VOCAL SOLOS AND DUETS* ' Song to Hawaii and My Honolulu Girl, No. 18ir.�.  On the Beach at Walkiki and My Luau Girl, No. 1S132. My Own lona and My Lonely Lolo Lo, No. 1817L CHILDREN'S RECORDS Little Orphan Annie .and Aunt Shaw's Pet Jug, No. 111831. Little lied Hiding Hood and Cinderella, No. .'i54-17. Mother Goose Songs, No. ICSGS. Our Hired Oirl and Raggedy Man, No. 1827G, Little Bull Calf and Dog and tho Kitty Cats, No. 35043. Bear Story, No. 3537S. - IHt HCHt 0^ THE VlCTROt*' rife ron vou to sELtcr mon Balmoral Block, 5th St., Lethbrldge. .........,____......_.......................of th(; foremost delineators of intense cies otiierThan/those in wiiich Ihes'aiil, t>'l"-'s tl*" i> vote. ''"K, ;il>l>eared In Ihe siellar rule of "That militarv elei-lers were svs-'"i^">' ""' greatest achievemenis lemnlicallv persuaded lo give eudor-1 I'hntophiy art, Henry U. Wall- satlon on their balloi envelopes .set-:''''" has severed his former connecting forth residence in (-onstituencies I ^'ons and in the mture will appear al in which they did noi icside. uiid upon i ^'"^ '"-''V' '""^ producing com- whlrh declaration of domicile their! l'"">' productions for l'::ralla aualilicationto vote wa.-^ based. ! ','"^T" "' J,I'", >'"""� each of his pro- "That: fraudulent votc.-i were record- '''�^'""S will be nl such a calibre as led for the electoral district of Cum-an entire evening is eu;, Iherland, N.s;,.by Captain 11. XI. Burke, I, .,, , , 1 deputy presiding officer at Ashford,' Walthall will make his debut I County of Kent, LuKland, In which "."Kf""^"? '� " voters declared their residonco to |,., '"'ization ol Mis ''"be ol Honor, Springfield; Antognish. Joggln Mines, f'T" tl>� ''V '-'""�'^^ AT THE i\JA.JESTIC "A Daaghter of the Sun." a lUnvai-ian play which has been said to be a second "llird of P.-iradise," will be pro- ! .Viabol Normand will he seen for the l:isi. lime tonight at the JIajestic in iier liilest photoplay ".loan of I'latts-burg." a patriotic spectacle dealing with llie V. S. Army, spies, plots, and (-ounlcriilotH. it is an cxci^ptional on-tertainnieut for those who like tho iiieloiirLiniat ic. W - / Do your cleaning up now-:put up the screens and awniqgs, rake up the yard, sprinkle the la\vn and plant the garden. Start tl^e seasor. right. Cdmplete'Lines for Spring Cleaning Up Everything you'll need to put the house, lawn and garden in shape-standard makes and highest qualities.^ tario and Quobec. That simliai: conditions to those referred to in the prtueding paragraph for two days, commencing to-night, and tells tho story of a shyster law-yer-T-a tool in the hands of a great AJEST TWO- NIGHTS-Thursday, Friday, May 23-24 Matinee Friday, Victoria Day The Season's Newest Sensation. Another "HIrd ol^ Paradise." United Producing Co., Ltd., and F. W. Rov/land Offer prevailed-in tl�- polling .booth pre-j j^^mj^,.,, ,,nci,ipe, who becomes an sided over by Lieut. Col. C. M. H. ,pright judge of tho Suprelne Court AWNINGS RAKES HOES SPADES SCREEN DOdRS SCREEN WrNDOWS GARDEN HOIBE . LAWN MOWERS MOPS BROOMS FENCES PAINTS HICK-SEHL HARDWARE Graham of the ir.i; Hattalion, Whitley, in which military electors whoso doni-icilQ was in otiu-r iiarts of Ontario and! Manitoba, togeilier wilh .a number of Bubjects-of the United States, were induced lo falsely declare their residence to be in I-irocltviUo. in tho dec-, toral district' of I^eedB. "That at the said polling booth in the presence of tho said .Lieut. Col. C. M.' U. Grahain deputy presiding of-tlcer, it was arranged that llie votes of the military electors whose surnames commenced with' tjjc letters ranging from A to H should" be polled in the electoral illatrlct of GrenviUo and the said votes were so polled after tho said electfrs had been induced to falsely declare their doinlcile to be iu the town of I'rescott in the electoral district of Grenvlllo. "That a U-.rge number of citizens of the Wited Slates voted in the electoral districts of Peel. Digby and Annapolis, St. Annes, Que.; I'f'iuco ]3d-ward Coimt.v, Ontario, North Essex, Bruce North. lOdiuonton, Cape Breton South and Jtichinond, St. La-vvrepce and St. George. Ottawa, Brome. Reu-frow, Laurier and Outremont, Wright, Capo Breton .\'orth and -Victoriu, Pic-tou � Weatnioreland . Cumberiaud, Leeds, Yarmouth, Hants, St. An-tofne and i'orl Arthur and Konora, "That military electors voted twice in the ,snine polling booths, "That deputy presiding officers gavo military electors two ballots In direct violation of the election act. "That military electors voted on behalf of a person other than u miiitnry elector. "That after military 'electors had' voted ballot envolopos wore fraudulently ro-ondorsert so , that^ the votes of tho said electors were transferred to olnctoral dlBtrlcla other than tho ooriatituents indlented by the said electors in their reply to (lupsliona .sl.x and seven In ^'orm li. "That persona wore ll'audulehtly allowed to vote by deputy presiding officers with kuowledgo that such persons were not (lunlkicd under tlie election act. "That !i largo number of Canadian otCicars fraudulently-voted in electoral districts other than Ihoy wore on-titled to vole."  Mr. Copi) thou read a list of the deputy officers in whose polls it was jiilloeed fraud had boon jwactLsud. Ho cited also a series of military votcj of men resident in Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Alberta lAd Jlrltish CoV umbia which had been endorsed for Prince I'khvard Coiiiity- in Ontario. Colonol Currlo: "Were those votes counted'? The ruling was that such votes wero not 1,0 bo counted." Mr. .Murphy: "That Is not the point. If tho fraud wne proventod, tliiVl does not excuse those guilty of conspiracy." -Air. Copp;^ "I am not'discussing that lihuse of tho question at this moment. 1 am giving a stfttumont of tho officers and mon V('ho voted. In' oo^jstltnontjlos other than those l|i which they -ro.. iiidtr," : 1 Ooloncl Currlo avRuSd that ihoro wns.'uo evidence,,to. show that tho-| vqtq's,; .were, not-rvcorrctly eglvau.- nnder flie refining influence of a wp-iniiii of noble instincts and higli social position. Coninicncing '.May .in. and running for three days, "The Kaiser. i)io Beast ol" Berlin." will be exhibited al ^| the popular Knipreas theatre. This la an eight-act .siipor-foatiire production that sounds a iiotc of cheer. Tho final faile-out puts the spirits soar- A TIRallm Slillah U.S.A, �on) a) Nuxafadlren Increaies mironoth of d�IIc�ts, norvQuBi run-down poo- f'Je in twf> weekft* tlme_, In many nttancss, II ha* boon u��d and ondorscd by such men ai Hon. t.�sl(a M. StiJW, formarSocrctarr ol tlia Troacury and Ex-Qavernor ollQwa;Formor OnllodSlatas Senator Richard RollnnJ Konney.of Dolavfare al prosont Major o| tho U. S. ArmyiQonoral John L. Olom (Rallrad) tho i drummor bgy of ih who wna asrooani In Iho Armywhon only IS ysars of -^^^ �on) alao Unllad Statoa Ju^ns O. � M VV. Atklnian ol Iho Court of Clalma � M ol Waahlnalon and olhar*. Anli ^^JPF your Ovoftar'or druga^M about It* I U I A Pfay of Lovo and Conii.ty, with a Great Cast of 25 People, Including Native Hawaiian Ukulele Players, Singers and Dancers NOT, A MOTION PICTURE PRICES: Evenings: $1.50, $1.00 75o, 50c Matinee: ,......$1.00, 75c, 50c J. D. HIGINBOTHAM & CO., LTD. ifVgents, Lethbrldge VICTORIA DAY Hendevsoh Park Pavilion Will be opeUJjn VICTORIA DAY -MAY 24.'llo�re8hinent3 will bo served. Ice Crenni, Soft Drlnlcs, etc; Boats will be ready as soon ��-the lake is in shape for boating, J, GJLLESPIE, Prop. A Sensational Expose of th^ Private Life of "The Kaiser" -The Mad Dog of Europe. IT MUST BE GOOD IF THEY ALL SAY SO " 'THK KAISER' is well worth a trip � to the Keigfeld."-Saj's Louelki Parsons in The Herald. "Vou are recommended to see 'THK ICArSI<:R.' "-Says JIau Tluee ill Tho Triliuue. "it is a patriotic duty to sea it."-Says Kitty I'Celly in Tho iixaniiner. "it is recommended as being by many degrees the best ontei'-c tainment of this sort."-Says Win. K. Hollander In The News. '"The final?! fade-out puts tho niind in a frame that all's right with the world."-Says Rob Rool in Tho Ajaorican. ^ 3 DAYS STARTING MAY 90th With a curse on her lips a beau-tlful Mexican girl lies dying iu tho 0 desert. On tlie far horizon she sees Iho man she loves riding away with � the woman she hates./This is tUo ending of " ' "THE LOVE THIEF" MAJESTIC Last Times Tonight , . Mabel NORMAND in "JOAN OF PLATTSBURd" ALSO BAIRNSFATHER ' CARTOON # STARLAND ? Today and Thursday Artcraft Pictures Present WM. ,S. HART a Silent Man" ALSO GOOD COMEDIES AND PAR^LTA PLAYS-^'pick OF THE PICTURES"-HENRY B. WALT.HAM^ V "HIS ROBE OF HONOR" .Tiulgos are BoniBtimqs bought and sohl-but ,;tot, .THIS Judgp! A lot oC lis w'aut tQ do'right, but don't Know how. UandolpU did 11 anyhcw. Coming Friday-Dotifllas Fairbanks In "Habit of Happiness." ft ;